NRC adds inspector at Vogtle construction site

Chad Huffman

Chad Huffman

As progress continues at Plant Vogtle, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have assigned another resident inspector to the construction site of Units 3 and 4.

Chad Huffman joins Senior Resident Inspector Justin Fuller and Resident Inspector Coleman Abbott at the Vogtle nuclear construction site.

Each operating U.S. commer- cial nuclear power plant site has at least two NRC resident inspectors. They serve as the agency’s eyes and ears at the facility, conducting regular inspections, monitoring significant work projects, and interacting with plant workers and the public. Inspectors can serve for up to seven years at any one site. Construction sites have their own NRC resident inspectors and the number assigned will be dependent on the work being done at each site.

Huffman, a Kings Mountain, N.C. native, began his NRC career in 2005 as a reactor risk engineer in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Research at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, Md. Last year, Huffman joined the NRC’s resident inspector development program in Region II’s Center for Construction Inspection in Atlanta.

He has participated in construction inspections at Watts Bar Unit 2 in Tennessee as well as at Vogtle Units 3 and 4.

Prior to joining the NRC, Huffman worked as an engineer at a nuclear utility and also held various positions in residential and commercial construction.

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